'''Lester Lawrence "Larry" Lessig III''' (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and political activist
. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
at Harvard University
. Lessig was a Lawrence Lessig presidential campaign, 2016|candidate
for the Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party
's nomination for President of the United States
in the United States presidential election, 2016|2016 U.S. presidential election
, but withdrew before the primaries.
Lessig is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright
, and radio frequency
spectrum, particularly in technology applications. In 2001, he founded Creative Commons
, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally. Prior to his most recent...